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UKSAF Summer Meeting 2017

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Hosts for event: Teignmouth Science and Technology Centre (TSTC) and Teignmouth Town Council.

Venue: The Pavilions, Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG.

Modern instruments collect data at an alarming rate and have many more options than the previous generation of equipment. The challenge is to harness the full potential available from modern instrumentation. Hence the theme for the summer 2017 meeting is aimed at encouraging exploration and innovation at both the acquisition and analysis phases when performing surface analysis.

One obvious characteristic of modern instruments is improved performance compared to older instruments. XP spectra with extended background regions are now easily available and to illustrate the many uses to which such data can be made a QUASES XPS data processing workshop is offered to those attending the UKSAF meeting.

Young Researchers Day and Summer Workshops 2017

“Young Researchers’ Day & XPS data processing workshop”
Tuesday 4th July 2017, 9 am to 4pm
Bitton House, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 9DF

“QUASES workshop –Sven Tougaard”

Thursday 6th July 2017, 9 am to 3 pm

Venue: Bitton House, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 9DF


Social Event
Although there is no formal gathering the night before the UKSAF, attendees are encouraged to meet at
‘The Ship Inn’ in Teignmouth at 7pm on 4th July for good food and ale
We look forward to welcoming you all to UKSAF 2017 summer meeting in Teignmouth.

“Getting the most out of your instrument”

Meeting schedule from 9am - 4:45pm
Confirmed speakers
Professor Olivier Renault, Universitie Grenoble-Alpes, France
Professor Sven Tougaard, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Dr Billy Murdoch, University of Newcastle
Dr John Walton, TSTC
Gustavo Ferraz Trinidade, University of Surrey
Stacy Moore – University of Bristol
Dr Alex Summerfield – University of Nottingham

Plus presentations for the ‘Young Surface Analysts award’ competition

UKSAF Meeting Fee:

- £70 for members (until 17th June 2017).
£80 for members (18th – 25th June 2017).
£90 for members (26th June 2017 onwards).
£40 for student/retired/unemployed members.
£0 for students entering YSA competition and/or attending the Young Researchers Day.
Registration can be made either by post or via the UKSAF website (see below).

Workshops Free to attend but spaces may be limited: Priority for the XPS data processing workshop is given to the attendees at the Young Researchers day please email to book a space or tick the box on the online registration form.

Location of main UKSAF meeting The Pavilions, Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG
Location of workshops: Bitton House, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 9DF.

Registration: Delegates may register online (preferred) or by returning the attached Registration Form by post.
On-line registration and credit card payment of the UKSAF Meeting fee is possible via the UKSAF website

There is a registration deadline of 17th June 2017 for receipt of the reduced rate UKSAF meeting fee (£70 / £40 student).

The venue does not have facilities to present posters, however students attending the Young Researchers Day and/or entering the Young Surface Analyst competition are eligible for free registration. Please tick the appropriate box when registering and e-mail with your name, talk title and brief abstract. (<300 words) or complete the online submission pages.

Accommodation: Hotel and guest house accommodation is available in Teignmouth but be aware that the UKSAF meeting is during peak holiday period so we advise booking early. Nearby Newton Abbot, Dawlish, Exeter and Torquay can also provide accommodation within car, bus or train journey of the meeting venue (all are accessible by bus or train – see for links to accommodation and maps).

The Passage House Hotel (Best Western) in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot is holding some rooms at a special B&B rate for UKSAF meeting, please contact them directly and quote ‘TSTC’ to get the rate. Tel: 0844 3876314. (Do not go through their main booking website or

Social Events: There are plans to have an informal get together on the evening of Tuesday the 4th of July at the Ship Inn in Teignmouth starting from about 7pm


Plane: The nearest airport for Teignmouth is Exeter which is about 20 miles away. Bristol airport is approximately 70 miles.

Car Parking: UKSAF Meeting: Public car parking is available along the seafront (please register for free parking) or East Cliff Car Park, The Point Car Park and Quay Road Car Park are a short distance away. For the main meeting in the Pavilions there is space to drop off exhibition materials.

Workshops: Limited parking is available at Bitton House, (please register for free parking) or East Cliff Car Park, The Point Car Park and Quay Road Car Park are a short distance away.

Rail Travel: Teignmouth railway station is within walking distance of both Bitton House and The Pavilions (and the Ship Inn)

Bus: National Express and Stagecoach Devon

Taxi: Alpha Taxis (01626 773030), AT Taxis (01626 891916) and Bryan Taxis (01626 776011)

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